This fun video segment from the film helped to set the scene for our continuing reading of 'Calendar Girls' in May.
Here's a link to find out more about Tim Firth, writer of both screen play and stage play, and the process he used in writing the film
This month our play is Calendar Girls adapted by Tim Firth.
Annie's husband John, dies of leukaemia. Annie has spent a lot of time at the hospital waiting room sitting on hard seats. Her fellow WI (Equivalent of our CWA) friends decide to raise money for a comfy lounge to replace the current waiting room seating.
The play is based on the true story of eleven Yorkshire Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund. They pose for “tasteful” photos of them strategically covered by plants, watering cans, large sunflowers and such.
None of the ladies have done anything like it before and are somewhat nervous in their posing. Hilarious in places such as Annie posing behind a cake stand of iced buns with a red cherry in the centre and holding one over each breast. The photographer calling “don't move the buns”.
The group got well into the swing of things which much laughter especially when we imagined ourselves in the roles. There is also a lot of camaraderie and friendship among the group and we look forward to getting into the second act at our next meeting.
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9.30 for a 9.45 am start to 12 noon
U3A Meeting Room, Fawckner Drive
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5762 6855 and team - Jenny Sawyer and Shirley Swallow; with directorial support from Keith Rogers.
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